WikiLeaks:News in the Networked Era Charlie Beckett, James Ball
The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The media-Democrat ´´collusion narrative,´´ which paints Donald Trump as cat´s paw of Russia, is a studiously crafted illusion. Despite Clinton´s commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an ´´insurance policy´´ against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the collusion narrative, built on an anonymously sourced ´´dossier,´´ secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy. Though acknowledged to be ´´salacious and unverified´´ at the FBI´s highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump´s campaign. Miraculously, Trump won anyway. But his political opponents refused to accept the voters´ decision. Their collusion narrative was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues-the vanguard of the ´´Trump Resistance.´´ Through secret surveillance, high-level intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe that Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election. Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired his FBI director, who had given explosive House testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump otherwise. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation bedeviled the administration for two years. Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against media-Democrat caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. This has exposed the depth of politicization within American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is now clear that the institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis injected themselves scandalously into the divisive politics of the 2016 election. They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?
My (Our) President Has Balls takes a deep look at the cultural divide in America today, breaking down that divide into nearly twenty categories and encouraging readers to do their part to fix what´s been broken. While there have been countless books released by politicians, past presidents, news personnel, and Washington insiders, Frank Mascetti addresses America´s cultural divide as an extremely passionate ´´outsider´´ who is raising two minors. Expressing concern about where America is headed as a nation and what is being left behind for future generations, Mascetti breaks down America´s great divide into specific categories with which readers immediately can identify. These categories include things like The Trump Complex, What American Doesn´t Want These Things, Political Incorrectness, Inside the Mind of a Hater, and so many more. Rather than placing blame on past administrations, Mascetti takes a hard look at America´s overall culture today-from schools to teachers to social media-and how many aspects are in desperate need of a makeover. Whether readers are Democrats, Republican, or Independent, My (Our) President Has Balls is sure to enlighten and provide fresh perspective on the State of the Union, encouraging all Americans to start thinking about how political opposites can meet in the middle and begin to pull America out of crisis mode.
The biggest story of the election was how the media ignored the biggest story of the election. Amid all the breathless coverage of a nonexistent war on women, there was little or no coverage of Obama´s war on the economy - how, for instance, part-time work is replacing full-time work, how low-wage jobs are replacing high-wage ones, how for Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 there are fewer jobs today than there were when the recession officially ended in 2009, and fewer, in fact, than at any time since mid-1997. The downsizing of the American economy wasn´t the only story the media missed - or suppressed - there was also the unraveling of Obama´s foreign policy and the deadly scandals at home (Fast and Furious) and abroad (the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador at Benghazi). But instead of serious, substantive journalism, the media reported ad nauseam on trifles (Big Bird), Republican-baiting hysteria (how everything the Republicans said was allegedly ´´racial code´´), and distortions of Romney´s remarks (such as the ´´47 percent´´ comment). The media dropped the ball in covering the 2012 election, says David Freddoso, editorial page editor of the Washington Examiner, and in doing so, the media failed in their responsibility to keep politicians honest and the public well-informed. Freddoso, a New York Times best-selling author and former congressional reporter for National Review, fills this volume not only with outrageous examples of media bias but also with dozens of real stories that genuinely inquisitive reporters should have relished but that the overwhelmingly liberal press didn´t even bother to cover. Full of the news you didn´t hear about in 2012, David Freddoso´s Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama will be the most provocative and accurate take of just how Barack Obama managed to get reelected amid the worst e 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cochran Heath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005532/bk_blak_005532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eyes on the Ball for the Main Goal is a sport based motivation book which seeks to encourage everyone to have focus, be diligent and be responsible citizens. Knowledge is like an extra-large pizza we share the slices. In this book I decided to share the lessons that I have learnt from coaching sports. I believe this can be useful especially on the side of youth education through sports. It is sad to note that every time we turn to news, athletes make headlines for wrong reasons, I believe now is the time athletes as role models step up to fight social ills affecting today´s society this is only possible through youth education through sport programs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072535/bk_acx0_072535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bad news comes in...fours? For romance author and former pool shark Jessie Hewitt it does. She hasn´t written a decent sex scene in months, she hasn´t shot a decent game of eight ball all year, and don´t even ask about her supposed love life. And just when Jessie thinks things can´t get any worse, a body lands on her car. Uber-hunky and altogether infuriating cop Wilson Rye suggests she concentrate on solving her other problems and leave the murder investigation to the experts. But does Jessie agree? Take a guess. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020638/bk_acx0_020638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beginning nearly a century ago and showcasing the role of Stanford University as the incubator of this new class of super geeks, Cohen shows how smart guys like Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg fell in love with a radically individualistic ideal and then mainstreamed it. With these very rich men leading the way, unions, libraries, public schools, common courtesy, and even government itself have been pushed aside to make way for supposedly efficient market-based encounters via the Internet. Donald Trump´s election victory was an inadvertent triumph of the ´´disruption´´ that Silicon Valley has been pushing: Facebook and Twitter, eager to entertain their users, turned a blind eye to the fake news and the hateful ideas proliferating there. The Rust Belt states that shifted to Trump are the ones being left behind by a ´´meritocratic´´ Silicon Valley ideology that promotes an economy where, in the words of LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, each of us is our own start-up. A society that belittles civility, empathy, and collaboration can easily be led astray. The Know-It-Alls explains how these self-proclaimed geniuses failed this most important test of democracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001408/bk_high_001408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Internet site dailydot featured a recent article with the headline, ´´Sex-positive female masturbation app rejected from App Store´´. This caught Susie´s attention big-time. While the store offers many other apps that could be considered offensive, Susie wonders what´s so bad about this game called Happy PlayTime, in which a cartoon vulva teaches women how to get comfortable with their clitorises. Seems like outright, blatant sexism. Next, Susie reads an article from nerve.com by Kate Hakala, who answers the eternal question of why getting kicked in the balls hurts so much. The science behind what happens when the testicles get slammed is very complex - from neurotransmitters and endorphins being released, to increased heart rate and body temperature, all working together to deal with the damaged cajones. Ouch!Finally, from her ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag, Susie has a letter from a listener who wants advice on a few problems. He asks how to deal with being old, overweight, and having bad hips in regard to having sex. And, now that the kids are finally gone, how do we find our sexual groove again? Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 617, May 30, 2014] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/140530/pf_suzy_140530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Martin and Rosalie 2 grapple with life-changing news, Walter, Harry, Celia and Jim attend a surrealist ball thrown by the nefarious Rudolphs, hoping to finally obtain a confession.